These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Arizona Daily Star Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1877, The Arizona Daily Star is the major morning daily newspaper that serves Tucson and surrounding districts of southern Arizona in the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
The Arizona Daily Star is jointly owned by Gannett and Lee Enterprises. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger the companies retained the Gannett name. Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Arizona Daily Star covers news, sports and entertainment for the southern Arizona region. Local news is written by reporters with minimal bias such as this: Arizona now has 5 confirmed cases of coronavirus. This story is properly sourced to azhealth.gov. National and international news is provided by the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Arizona Daily Star has endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidates since 1980, however in 2016 they chose not to endorse a Presidential Candidate. The Daily Star has also endorsed Republicans such as John McCain for Senate. A review, of editorials and op-eds reveals a left leaning bias with more articles favoring the left such as this: Local Opinion: Why Bernie can win: A brief political memoir. In general, news is reported factually with a slight left leaning editorial bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Arizona Daily Star Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2016) Updated (3/7/2020)